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Playing for Freedom: Welcome to the Queer Gaming Revolution

The queer games avant-garde is a rising tide of indie games being developed by, about, and often for LGBTQ people. Read more »

“I Am Not Okay with This” Turns Queer Angst into Physical Power

Syd’s burgeoning queerness, in particular, becomes verbalized via her superpowers. Read more »

The Final Frontier: With “Sex Education,” Netflix Expands the Pleasure Discourse

The centralizing of pleasure is what makes Sex Education shine. Read more »

Badass Broad with a PhD: In “Birds of Prey,” Harley Quinn Is Free of Joker and Sexist Branding

 Birds of Prey sets the bar for nuanced depictions of female comic-book characters on the big screen. Read more »

Galentine’s Day Is a Loving Space for Queer People

Showing how much you love your friends seems even more important for queer people. Read more »

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context. Read more »

The Role of Disgust in Contemporary Queer Female Films

Lesbian films focusing on “grossness” is a misguided attempt to combat hypersexualization. Read more »

In 2019, Here’s How Queer People Do the Holidays

“We are learning to intentionally carve out joyful spaces for ourselves.” Read more »

Just a Fan: With “Cheap Queen,” King Princess Finds Her Power

A satisfying album that centers on the complexities and changeability of identity, let alone queer identity, is a tough task. Read more »

The Lasting Impact of the “Fleabag” Jumpsuit

The iconography of clothing in film and television has transcended time and gender over the years. Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »